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ferocious pants. good monday morning. the wait is over. decision day in way what. the 2016 presidential nomination process kicking off today. >> and the candidates are spending the night crisscrossing the state hoping to win the first in the nation caucus. >> reporter: the new poll on the republican side showing donald trump taking the lead, back from senator ted cruz. senator marco rubio if third. for the democrats the newest poll from the des moines register has hillary clinton and bernie sanders neck and neck in a statistical tie. lana zak the is live in iowa. >> reporter: good morning. we're so excited to be here. you know, at 7:00 central time, iowans are gather together with their neighbors in church basements, school auditorium as they try to pick the next president of the united states.
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make a political revolution. >> i'm a better candidate and thanks to you, i'll be a better president and i want you to know that. >> reporter: this is it. time is up for the three democrats and the 11 republicans running for president. administering a caucus in we shall des moines. >> i think a lot of people are going to be making that decision when they're listening to their neighbors. >> reporter: the last iowa poll find 5 points or less separating first and second place. with about a third of voters still waivering in their support, campaigns can influence the results up to the last second. >> i pray to god's will. >> reporter: ted cruz attended church on the final day. he said he prayed for donald trump and marco rubio who made this ae peel. >> if i'm the president of the united states, when i'm the president of the united states, we will confront the challenges of our time.
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for an upset second-place finish or better. >> get out of bed and caucus. >> reporter: and donald trump long the man in the lead giving melaina the mike to close the deal. >> he will be unbelievable. >> reporter: and we'll expect to see results from the republicans pretty soon after 7:00 local time here tonight. but for the democrats, it tends to take a little bit longer because those caucuses unfold like a game of red rover. sway from the less viable candidates over to their side. >> red rover, i like that one. after the final push last night, what do the candidates all have planned for today. >> usually on election days candidates tend to l l pretty low. iowa, they tend to come out a little bit more than other places. but stiti we see little events. most of thehe events are from those candidates further behind
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hillary clinton has one event this evening. jeb bush is already heading to new hampshire later this afternoon. >> oh, a big day for everyone. lana zak live in des moines. ted cruz is coming under fire for sending mailers to iowa voters designed to look like official documents that accused them of a voting violation. >> the envelopes are labeled election alert. the document inside includes the voter's voting score, even information about their neighbors. >> iowa secretary of the state is calling the mailer deceptive. cruz is refusing to apologize for what some are calling voter intimidation. stay with abc news later this morning, george and robin will be live from iowa on "good morning america." and david muir will report from des moines on "world news tonight." count on with updates throughout the night.
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right here on abc, folks, this saturday after iowa and just days before the new hampshire primaries, moderated by david muir and co-anchor martha raddatz of "this week." iowa is bracing for a major snowmakers expected to ramp up just after tonight's polls. flagstaff, arizona, could see as much as 15 inches of snow. yes, that is lightning you see there. strong winds could trigger whiteout conditions. in southern, high winds gusting up 40 miles per hour, uprooting trees. one of the falling trees killed a driver in san diego. the latest radar shows those powerful storms now headed northeast. impacting the central rookies and central plains, eventually taking aim at the great plains and the mid west. all three of those escaped
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inmates are back behind bars in southern california. now, authorities are trying to determine how the trio pulled off such a brazen escape. two others were captured saturday three miles north in san francisco. thanks to an alert citizen w w tipped off police. police say a jailhouse english teacher supplied the inmates with google images that helped their escape. isis has claimed responsibility for triple bombings that have killed at least 15 near a shrine in syria. more than a hundred others were wounded. peace talks have yet to get under way. some movement. a u.n. mediator has met for the the first time with rebels. the group could declare the zika virus outbreak a global health emergency. it has been linked to thousands of serious birth defects mainly
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in south america. two nfl conference champions have arrived in california ahead of the big game. first to land in san jose the denver broncos led by quarterback peyton manning. >> and an hour later the carolina panthers arriveded head up by of course cam newton. none of the players spoke to reporters. they're saving it all for the much-anticipated media day tonight. still ahead, what wall street could be telling us about the president to shl election. and under arrest, two virginia tech students accused girl. this morning, investigators laying out the details in this bizarre case. plus, caught on camera, drummer getting into a song when he suddenly falls through a
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these are frightening moments on a british airways flight from london to chicago. two hours into the flight the boeing 747 head to dump fuel and returned to heathrow airport after two of the five set of flight. but the pilot managed to land the jet safely. well a new month of trading begins today following the worst january in seven years. the dow fell more than 5% last month. wall street's slow start in 2016 could be big for the republicans. since 1960, every election year with a negative january and no incumbent running the white house has changed parties. gas prices continue their downward trend toward their lowest level in six years.
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nationwide is now $1.80, down four cents from last year and down a quarter since this time last year. the national average has been below $2. americans were in the mood for lighter fare at the movies this weekend. kungfu panda 3 brougug in a lot of cash. the third installment pulled in more than $41 million. star wars the force awakeens came in third. >> we love our fast-food news this hour. new burger out today, burger king extra long buttery cheeseburger. extra long. sauce. it will be featured on the 2 for $5 menu. >> that's a big burger. we come back -- trapped
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observers described it as having colorful fragments and looked like it fall apart or exploded. wet roads stretched from the mid-atlantic coast down to the tennessee valley and alabama. rain and snow will make for slippery roads across the midwest and plains states as well as the southwest and roads will be wet in the pacific northwest. and if you're flying, airport delays are possible in salt lake city, denver and miami. there's shock this morning on the campus of virginia tech, now that two engineering students are charged in the kidnapping and murder of a 13-year-old girl. >> police in blacksburg announced yesterday that natalie keepers had been arrested for helping to dispose of the body. earlier david eisen youhae ashgseisenhauer. >> based on evidence collected to date, we have determined they
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were acquainted prior to her disappearance. >> the victim's heartbroken mother said her daughter had survived mersaa life transplant and lymphoma at age 5. only to lose her life to a murderer. a deadly shooting this weekend involving rival motorcycle gangs in denver. an attorney said one of the club members fired a gun during the melee on saturday saying it was in self-defense. a drummer in a nashville band made quite an exit and it was caught on camera. the don kelly band was winding its set saturday night. a big finish. when the drummer topples backward the window. he broke a rib in the process.
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the loafers aren't bad, either. >> >> cam newton has the swag to pull it off. that's for sure. you need mad swag to pull that off. >> reaction has been pretty swift on social media. fans weighing in. cam newton dressed like sean michaels at wrestlemania. here's another one, busy above, party below. >> perfect way to describe that. >> sure is. >> ten years from now, we'll probably look back and say, what was i wearing? >> ten years from now, those will still be classic. >> we'll see. now to a viral video sensation that has social media going crazy. they're calling it the craziest wipeout ever captured on film. check this out.
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about xeljljz. checking our top stories -- today is the decision day for voters in iowa. who will soon be heading to the iowa caucuses. . the race is on both sides on tight with trump in the lead and a statistical tie between sanders and clinton. now the three california inmates are back behind bars, authorities are investigating how they made the brazen escape flee. a powerful winter storm is set to dump as much as 15 inches of snow on parts of northern arizona before taking aim on the great plains and the midwest. looking at today's weather elsewhere, rain across the northwest. a mix of rain and snow stretching from the southeast all of the way out into the midwest, as well as the great plains. in just a few hours, eyians
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gather in libraries, schools in this first test for the presidential candidates. >> some in the hawkeye state don't have to leave their homes in order to caucuses. >> reporter: you out where it's quiet and more silos than traffic signals, some will come here. >> yes, we're very excited. >> reporter: to where mary weaver is backing up a donkey bars a snack for the democrats. making a big decision smack dab in the middle of her home. one of five places left in iowa where the caucus happens in a living room. >> we have three delegates that will be coming out of this caucus. >> reporter: that means friends and neighbors will gather here and choose one of four groups to join. clinton, sanders, o'malley or uncommitted. it's the fourth time the weavers
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have offered up their home for caucus. why the living room location? for small-town comfort. >> we would be driving like from our home if we want to ogden, it would be 20 miles. so, we're really doing it almost as a convenience for oustrselves and our neighbors. >> reporter: to form groups to support a candidate means nothing is left unsaid. political differences are actually the center of attention and there are a lot of opinions. >> but that part makes it interesting. >> reporter: but when a caucus is in a living room at the end of the day, they still all got to live next to each other. >> they may be neighbors, we may see each other in the grocery
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